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CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:30pm EST
the only person who will understand." but mr. reagan hesitated, afraid that u.s. support would offend argentina's latin american allys. the relationship hit its lowest point during the falkland's war when president reagan kept urging the prime minister to negotiate a truce, a suggestion she flat plea rejected. 255 soldiers died before britain retook the islands. in time, the relationship warmed. she once signed a letter wishing the president, then a bit under the weather, a rapid recovery to full health and strength, "the world needs you." other documents reveal that mr. reagan's aides asked for fashion advice. what should the president wear for a horseback ride with the queen? the answer: nothing formal, more smart casual. and so a president, famous as a star of hollywood westerns, rode out looking like anything but an american cowboy. barry petersen, cbs news, london. >> glor: we also learned more today about the f.b.i.'s secret files on marilyn monroe. they reveal some of her friends were suspected communistes, and she once considered traveling to the soviet union. the f.b.i
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
troops and warships to retake it. but behind the scenes, there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negotiate a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses. describing one of his late night messages regarding the falklands invasion as, so vague i didn't think it was worth reading. but one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed "the iron lady" could have a velvet side adding a ps to the president who was a bit under the weather, warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the world needs you. yours sincerely, margaret thatcher. >> reporter: the documents released by britain's national archives also show the president's advisors asking their british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a june 1982 visit. the answer, smart but casual. not formal riding attire. the advice the president took. >>> we are going live to chopper 5 for pictures where the coast guard is look
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
warships to overtake it, but behind the scenes there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negotiate a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses describing one of his late night messages regarding the falklands invasion as so vague i didn't think it was worth reading, but one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed the iron lady could have a velvet side adding a p.s. to the president who was a bit under the weather. warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the world needs you. yours sincerely margaret thatcher. the doubts released by britain's national archives also show the president's advisors asking their british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a june, 1982 visit. the answer, smart but casual, not formal riding attire, advice the president took. picnic. and we >> smart but casual. that was barry peterson reporting by the way. >>> after the break some
CSPAN
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm EST
book. and--and they also had the confidence of mrs. reagan. c-span: but is it a surprise to you that if you hadn't asked mrs. reagan to s--to--to get into this, that that box would have never--maybe never been looked at for a long time? >> guest: that's the beginning of the story, if i had not asked for it, and--but the--i think there are other things as well. most scholars who look at big outcomes in world history, especially in t--in the us context, tend to look at the diplomatic record, at the official diplomatic record, at government documents. what's interesting about this book is that there's not one government document in the book these are all private writings, before the presidency or during the presidency, writings that did not make it to the official government channel as a government document. c-span: let's listen to this first one that you brought along with you. >> guest: ok. c-span: which one is it? >> guest: it's called "looking out a window," and it was broadcast in th--at least taped in january 1978. it's an important one. it's not a policy wonk document, as ma
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
them asking their british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a 1982 visit. the answer, smart but casual, not formal riding attire, advice the president took. the british were concerned that it took the president so long to respond to the queen's invitation for that visit, the white house official said later he thought perhaps it was because mrs. reagan needed time too consult her astrologer and decide if it was an auspicious moment for such a trip. jeff. >> thank you. it leads you to wonder. there's no indication that progress is being made behind the scenes. >> you'd like to hope. >> one would hope, right. >>> the atlanta braves haven't used their screaming indian logo since the reagan years, but the controversial logo will be brought back next season as part of the team's new batting practice hats. they started using the screaming indian in 1984. they stopped because of the fwraups offended of that on sports uniforms. >>> experts say that more than half the ones available now are fake. elvis presley tops t
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00pm EST
so glad to welcome you and mrs. reagan to britain. >> reporter: but the files reveal how much anxiety the trip caused in britain, what type of clocks should the reagans be given as a gift. in washington, they were much more relaxed about the visit. among documents, there is frustration that the white house is taking weeks and weeks to reply to the queen's invitation to great britain. the british ambassador notes the president's staff is not well-organized and confusion prevails in the white house. the president had his own concerns. how should he dress for riding with the queen? the answer, whatever the president finds most comfortable. he took their advice. relations with britain's other leading lady were famously warm. prime minister thatcher called the president "ron" he addressed her as "margaret." together, they were political soul mates. >> i think they had a quite congenial, personal connection to each other. although what these documents show is that margaret thatcher wasn't always so full of praise for reagan. >> reporter: britain was at war with argentina, trying to
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am PST
retake it. but behind the scenes there was conflict with mr. reagan urging her to negligent a truce which she angrily rejected and her asking for his support. you are the only person who will understand. she was not always happy with his responses, describing one of his late night messages regarding the faulk lands invasion, so vague i didn't think it was worth reading. one letter shows the woman the british nicknamed the iron lady could have a velvet side adding a p.s. to the president who was a bit under the weather. warm personal regards and a rapid recovery to full health and strength. the world needs you. yours sincerely, margaret thatcher. >> the documents released by britain's national archives also shows her asking british counterparts for fashion advice about what mr. reagan should wear for a horseback ride with the queen during a june 1982 visit. the answer smart but casual not formal riding attire, advice the president took. the british were concerned that it had taken the president so long to respond to the queen's invitation to that visit a white house official said later he
MSNBC
Dec 29, 2012 4:00am PST
and you mrs. reagan to britain. >> the file revealed how much stress the visit cost. among the documents, there is frustration that the white house is taking weeks and weeks to reply to the queen's invitation to great britain. the british ambassador notes the president's staff is not well organized and confusion prevails in the white house. the president had his own concerns. how should he dress for riding with the queen? whatever the president find most comfortable. he took their advice. relations with other leading lady were famously warm. prime minister thatcher called him ron, he addressed her as margaret. >> i think they had quite a congenial, personal connection to each other. but these documents show that margaret thatcher, not always so full of praise for reagan. >> britain was at war for argentina, trying to hold onto islands in south atlantic. >> the united states couple down firmly on our side over the f k falklands. >> but in private there were tension. she wanted victory. mrs. thatcher said she was sure that the president would act in the same way if alaska was thr
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 2:00pm EST
the medal of freedom. asked why, mr. reagan replied, 100 years ago people will ever forgotten the details but i want them to remember that out his went to jail as a traitor and whitaker chambers was honored by his fellow citizens. his conviction verify anti communism as a potent element of american politics. it gave bill buckley and other and other conservative they caused by which to unite traditional conservatives and libertarians against the common enemy, liberalism. historian george nash and others argued persuasively that without any communism there would have been no unified conservative movement beginning in 1950s without a conservative movement, and no president-elect reagan in 1980. he could quote from memory the first pages of the forward for many years afterward. and the longtime publisher of national review and libertarian columnist and author john chamberlain and the prince of darkness. whitaker chambers, was one of the great men of the time wrote henry gregory, why? because of his enormous talent as a writer. his steadfast courage on the face of a ferocious liberal c
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 10:45pm EST
. john, thank you for your work. [applause] i hope all of you will join me and keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she's a remarkable woman who spent a lifetime serving this country and we all cherish her as she continued to play a role at the library. i could come here and not mention nancy for at least a moment. i also want to say, governor, it's great to be back with you. we did a lot of things over the years have been mayor of san diego to u.s. senator, to governor to a leader and a variety of ways. and the tequila scrape people who represent a willingness to serve their state in an important way. it's always engaged when you rub there. thank you poker serving the country. it really does make a difference. it's great to be back here. [applause] i did maybe with us, but were thrilled to have you. we have an american legacy book tour. our very fond of the library as you know someone made a movie called ronald reagan and i want to recognize tonight kevin knobloch and his wife randi. or i was thrilled to be a cabin because such a great job. so we come back to the reagan library from
CSPAN
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
not the worst jam. reagan had the economy growing at 6%. whereas mr. obama, to%. the downside has been the notion of accepting a much slower broken. longer-term, the pyramid of our society is getting more like a column, because we're having more and more older people -- people are living older and we can raise the retirement age. even with that we will have a larger elderly population to take care of. 2% growth becomes very difficult to maintain our commitments to the elderly. if you think it's a great idea if you are 40 right now and it actually happens, you will have a lot of tears. host: greg in north carolina, independence, for peter morici. caller: dr. morici, i guess my question is pretty simple. i just want to know, i noticed that republicans and democrats squabble about a lot of stuff, they are partisan about a lot of issues, but nobody is partisan about the division of motor vehicles. can we afford something like that? can we afford more and more legislation glacially moving in the wrong direction? people are looking for work. when you restrict mobility, you restrict life
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
visit to great britain, and it all looked so effortless. >> i'm so glad to welcome you and mrs. reagan to britain. >> reporter: but the files reveal how much anxiety the trip caused in britain. what type of clock should the reagans be given as a gift. in washington they were much more relaxed about the visit. among the documents, frustration that the white house is taking weeks and weeks to reply to the queen's invitation to great britain. the british ambassador notes the president's staff is not well organized and confusion prevails in the white house. the president had his own concerns. how should he dress for riding with the queen. the answer, whatever the president finds most comfortable. he took their advice. relations with britain's other leading lady was famously warm. prime minister thatcher called the president "ron," he addressed her as "margaret." together they were political soulmates. >> i think they had a congenial personal connection. although what the document show that margaret thatcher wasn't always so full of praise for reagan. >> reporter: britain was at war with argen
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 7:45am EST
will join close to me in keeping mrs. reagan in your prayers. she is a remarkable woman who spent a lifetime serving this country. and we all cherish her, as she continues to be active and continues to play a role here at the library. so i couldn't come here, and i mentioned nancy fortissimo their aisles with say, governor, it's great to be back with you. we did a lot of things over the years. from being made in san diego to u.s. senator to governor, to a leader in a variety of ways. i look to pete wilson and to gale as great people who represent the willingness to serve the state and the country in an important way. i want to say, it's always a family engagement if you're out there, thank you both for serving the country but it really does make a difference. it's great to be back here. [applause] >> i did not you would be with us, but we are thrilled to have you here. callista and i have launched what we call an american legacy book tour. we are very fond of the library, as you know, and we made a movie called ronald reagan -- i want to recognize tonight kevin and his wife are here
MSNBC
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
group of children what to do if they were offered drugs. i answered, just say no. >> yes, mrs. reagan, children should say no to drugs but should responsible, concepting adults continue to be jailed for minor drug infractions? do we ignore the potential benefits taxed marijuana can add to our economy at a time when the country is still recovering from the great recession or do we enter a new era of enterprise that includes fair and measured drug policy at the table. matt welch, editor and chief of "reason" magazine, eugene jirecki, director of the house i live in. doug, i want to come to you first on this. what do you think is this new green resolution that's possible for us? >> in the county where i followed american canibus farmers. we are looking at at $40 billion industry when the drug war is soon. >> you pointed out what happens when you look at that with prohibition. an enormous amount of money that goes out of the system and another lesson from prohibition. the other part is about criminalizing something that is sort of an ordinary practice. >> we still have more than 7
MSNBC
Dec 19, 2012 3:00am PST
a while. >> besides mrs. reagan. but -- >> who couldn't do it. >> but everybody else is in it. >> good for her! i can't wait to see that. >> well, congratulations on your production. congratulations on your future production. >> i had nothing to do with that one. >> i like that prom photo. >> so what's the due date? >> yeah, right. i'm just kidding. >> is that a national security -- >> i'm not going to say the due date but i'm due in the spring. is that close enough? >> hold on a second. did i ask what the due date was? what's the due season? >> the spring. that would have been a nicer way to say it. the due date's coming soon. >> that's reminiscent of some numbers in your family? i heard that tone. >> catch a white house christmas, first families remember, tomorrow on nbc at 8:00 eastern time. meredith, thank you. coming up next, business before the bell with brian sullivan. we're back in a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] it started long ago. the joy of giving something everything you've got. it takes passion. and it's not letting up anytime soon. at unitedhealthcare insurance
FOX News
Dec 14, 2012 3:00am PST
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CBS
Dec 19, 2012 5:30pm PST
bill that imposed the first-ever ban on assault weapons. that ban expired in 2004. mr. obama noted former president ronald reagan supported that ban and said the newtown massacre changed minds. >> the vast majority of responsible, law-abiding gun owners would be some of the first to say that we should be able to keep an irresponsible law-breaking few from buying a weapon of war. >> reporter: the president wants biden to build support for legislation to renew the assault weapons ban, ban the sale of large-capacity ammunition clips, and subject firearm sales at gun shows and through private dealers to a federal background check. >> it will take commitment and compromise and most of all it will take courage. but if those of us who were sent here to serve the public trust can summon even one tiny iota of the courage those teachers, that principal, and newtown summoned on friday, if cooperation and common sense prevail then i'm convinced we can make a sensible, intelligent way to make the united states of america safer, stronger place for our children to learn and to grow. >> pelley: th
CNN
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
at another photo of nancy reagan with mr. t. >> that's a good one. >> dressed as santa. i love it. and she really loved the idea of bringing celebrity santas to the white house, right? >> mr. t and nancy reagan, what's more '80s? >> and shoulder pads. >> larry hagman was a celebrity santa. and one year the president dressed up and surprised her, and he was the celebrity santa. >> also want to talk about laura bush because this was the year you were there in 2008. >> yes. >> i want to look at that photo and also talk about your experience, very traditional looking white house under the bush white house. >> yes. mrs. bush, very elegant, very beautiful decorations. she copied her mother in law's signature look, the snowy trees in the grand lobby throughout the white house. when we were working on it, they'd say more snow, less snow, more snow. the first lady had a vision, and she really communicated it to us, and we finally got it right. it was perfect. >> very quickly want to talk about bo, the first family's dog. >> he's a real celebrity at the white house. this year we have bo-fla
CNN
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
piece, you know, with the exception of mr. will bennett, reagan's education secretary as well as a superintendent that was in texas, which currently allows for concealed weapons in the school district, i've had a difficult time finding too many educators on the record saying we want guns. i think we need to start listening to these teachers in terms of finding solutions as opposed to saying we know best as people who happen to be working in government. >> l. zvz. granderson, thank yo for sharing your thoughts. your opinion piece can be found on cnn.com right now. >> thank you. >> all right. l.z., thanks so much. how should nancy lanza be remembered? your responses next. hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios [ nyquil bottle ] just reading your label. wait...you relieve nasal congestion? sure don't you? [ nyquil bottle ] dude! [ female announcer ] tylenol® cold multi-symptom nighttime relieves nasal congestion. nyquil® cold and flu doesn't. stop! st
CSPAN
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm EST
. reagan was right. and i have to tell you, mr. president, that when barack obama was campaigning for president in 2008, he told the aarp on september 6, 2008, that -- quote -- "john mccain's campaign has suggested that the best answer for the growing pressures on social security might be to cut cost of living adjustments or raise the retirement age. let me be clear, i will do neither" -- end of quote, barack obama, september 6, 2008. now, mr. president, one of the astounding things about congress and inside the beltway mentality is how out of touch it is with what the american people are thinking and what the american people are believing. yesterday there was a poll in "the washington post", and i would like to submit that to the record as soon as i find it. but what that poll said --. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. sanders: i've got it here. what that poll said, and i hope my colleagues will listen. this is yesterday's "washington post" and absolutely consistent with every other poll that i've seep. 60% of the american people believe it would be unacceptable to change
MSNBC
Dec 10, 2012 10:00pm PST
"? ♪ [ female announcer ] swiffer. now with the scrubbing power of mr. clean magic eraser. >>> was a reagan, was it clinton, was it bush? which clinton, which bush? or was it someone else? the most influential person in american politics in the last 30 years? the answer is next in the rewrite and so far only about four of you have gotten the correct answer on twitter. >>> and later, you saw me vote on tv. tonight you'll see me write a big check on tv. [ speaking in spanish ] >> the answer is lloyd bridges or -- >> lloyd bridges. >> si, lloyd bridges. >> in tonight's episode of who is more macho? ronald reagan, the first president bush, president bill clinton, or the man who will never be president, newt gingrich? who among those four men has had the most important and lasting influence on our politics and our governing? republicans will all say ronald reagan and they will all be wrong because they no longer understand ronald reagan or themselves. no one will say one-term president george h.w. bush and everyone will be right about that. democrats will say bill clinton and they will be
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 1:30pm EST
reform the programs like ronald reagan and tip o'neill. mr. president, i am willing to play, along with my other republican colleagues, the role of tip o'neill. you just need to play the role of ronald reagan. so the next time we talk about fiscal problems in america, i want a news conference where the president is center stage, not surrounded by political activists, surrounded by republicans and democrats who can celebrate accomplishing something that we should all be proud of. they tell me this is the least productive congress in the history of the nation. if it's not, i would hate to be in the one that was. we haven't done a whole lot up here. senator mccain, i know urve here a few years now. -- i know you have been here a few years now. what's your opinion of where we're going as a nation and how we get along with each other? mr. mccain: well, i would say to my friend, first of all, we have had some meetings of a bipartisan fashion to try and improve the process here so that we can move legislation forward. the issue before us i believe right now at nearly 3:00 p.m., nine hours from
MSNBC
Dec 7, 2012 1:00pm PST
our 40th president, ronnie wilson reagan. it's not that farfetched. mr. colbert's only real trouble, he'd have to stand to the right of jim demint. joining us now is ari melber, a correspondent for "the nation" and an msnbc contributor and professor michael eric dyson from georgetown university and an msnbc political analyst. ari, if i can begin with you. why not replace one comic actor with another. >> what i love what stephen colbert does, he reminds us of the many absurdityiies we matakr granted. >> well, colbert brings star power. a go p lobbyist telling roll call that demiemint will have t star power of ben affleck. is that right. is he now the ben affleck of the tea party? another insider said demint is the ceo of conservatism. >> it's hollywood for ugly people in washington. that's the old saying. >> it is. >> i think there is sort of -- it's sort of insane to me the way we've been talking about jim demint leaving the senate. for one thing this idea of him as a star. he's not a star legislator. he didn't pass any bills. >> i believe he's 0 for 35. >> exactly. so he may be a s
CSPAN
Dec 15, 2012 4:10pm EST
publishing, of course, which originally published "witness". mr. gregory seven department of justice during the reagan ministration, deputy assistant attorney general and as administrator of the office of juvenile justice and delinquency prevention. he published many articles in his new book, upstream, the ascendance of american conservatism published in 2008. now, has asked to speak first, so i would like to offer him the floor. >> thanks. as was mentioned, i may have found never to set foot on a college campus again after a number of nasty experiences and a number of college campuses, and i now understand why the day of atonement begins for jews with the disavowal of vows that have been broken. i was forced by these persuasive young people to break about, and i will have to seek atonement in due course. in any case, for reasons that will become clear in a moment, it is from the perspective of neoconservatism the want to talk about conservatism without anti communism. now, as one of the godfathers along with irving kristol, i have been a kneele conservative for so long that i should
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
personal relationship. if ronald reagan had the upper hand saying mr. speaker i need you on this, what do i need to do for you to get a win? let's start there. obama says i don't have to negotiate with anybody. i won. that sp not the way to get a deal done. >> i seem to remember president george w. bush saying i have political capital and i intend to use it. >> bottom line is for two years i was a floor director for the house whip and my job was to get votes to pass legislation. i remember when speaker pelosi had the bill to fund the iraq war. our democratic caucus wasn't in support of that. nonetheless she put a bill on the floor where we had to fund the iraq floor. she did it because it was in the best interest of the american people. at the end of the day speaker boehner who is the speaker of the whole house has to do what is in the best interest and let the will of the house take its call. he has to move forward on this. you can't put the blame on the president. we need to go back to the speaker. >> republican congressman said this of john boehner's leadership today. >> the reason tha
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 5:00pm EST
. and the way you solve that is you reform the programs like ronald reagan and tip o'neill. mr. president, i am willing to play, along with my other republican colleagues, the role of tip o'neill. you just need to play the role of ronald reagan. so the next time we talk about fiscal problems in america, i want a news conference where the president is center stage, not surrounded by political activists, surrounded by republicans and democrats who can celebrate accomplishing something that we should all be proud of. they tell me this is the least productive congress in the history of the nation. if it's not, i would hate to be in the one that was. we haven't done a whole lot up here. senator mccain, i know urve here a few years now. -- i know you have been here a few years now. what's your opinion of where we're going as a nation and how we get along with each other? mr. mccain: well, i would say to my friend, first of all, we have had some meetings of a bipartisan fashion to try and improve the process here so that we can move legislation forward. the issue before us i believe r
CNN
Dec 11, 2012 1:00am PST
what he said about former attorney general mr. thornburgh, here is mr. thornburgh's reaction. quote, my service as attorney general of the united states under president ronald reagan and president george h.w. bush provides a solid grounding for my opinion on the interpretation of this treaty. it's absurd to think that i would support a treaty that would adversely impact the well-being of my own son. who has severe intellectual and physical disabilities as has been implied. he continues to write that america continues to be a leader on this important human rights issue. let's dig deeper and talk to cnn senior legal analyst, jeffrey toobin. jeff, what's your reaction to what mr. ferras says? >> first, it's important to put into political context what he's saying. hatred of the united nations is now a bedrock principle of the conservative movement in this country. so anything relating to the united states -- the united nations, even something as uncontroversial as this treaty, draws objections based on hypothetical and as far as i can tell, extremely far fetched ideas about what the treaty
FOX News
Dec 19, 2012 12:00pm PST
order and fire the first watergate special prosecutor, mr. cox who was seeing access to the tapes. by the summer of 1987 he was a sitting judge in washington, dc, when president reagan nominated him to the supreme court. the confirmation hearings became a nasty and defining battle with the democrats controlling the senate judiciary committee including then senator biden, applying with liberal advocacy groups to portray him as a far right wing threat to blacks and women and the right of flow speech. he was defeated by 58-42 and remained bitter for the unfair novemberification -- vilification. the process became known as "borking" and he wrote on judicial activism and the dangers of moral relativism. >> a strong strain of extreme individuals in america and you hear people saying, well, it is wrong but who am i to judge, which is kind of a frightening thing f we cannot judge what is right and wrong we are this deep trouble. we are. >> the family says he died from complications from heart ailments. robert bork was 85. >>shepard: thank you, james. do you take an aspirin a day to keep a
FOX News
Dec 15, 2012 7:30am PST
. in the make of newtown, mr. obama found it difficult to keep his emotions in check. he appeared in the press briefing room names after james s brady, the press secretary wounded in the shooting attack on president reagan. in the weekly radio address the president was a bit more composed. >> the majority of those who died today were children. beautiful little kids between the ages and five and ten years old. most of most who died were just youngheir whole lives ahead of them. every parent in america has had a heart heavy with hurt. lowered to half staff at the white house and the capitol building yesterday he. the nation's top law enforcement officials attorney general eric holder was in tulsa, oklahoma yesterday honoring the new u.s. attorney installed there. >> i'm a father of three children myself. i can only begin to imagine the pain that the parents in connecticut are feeling today. i want to assure them and people in this nation we're doing everything we can to investigate this horrendous crime and offer assistance any way we can and that also means we are telling people to co
FOX News
Dec 10, 2012 9:00am EST
big idea he has is a liberal idea that drowns us in debt. how been maing up, mr. president and use your mandate to bring this country together to stop us from becoming greece? doing what boehner, tip o'neill and ronald reagan did? this political trophy you want rising rates runs the government for left len days when. it cops to debt ceiling time, mr. president, you will have a republican party make sure we save medicare and social security from bumps and save this country from becoming greece. one of his proposals we should never have any congressional check and balance raising the debt ceiling. he got elected president, not king. he is not king. he is president. martha: are you saying that republicans are willing to go to 39.6% back to that rate but the place where they will hold the line is on the debt ceiling issue. >> rates go up no matter what we do. there needs to be revenue component of any big deal. i think capping deductions is better than raising rates. there will come a day in february and march where we have to raise the debt ceiling by trillions of dollars. we're 16 tr
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 11:00am EST
will get a semi-balanced small agreement. mr. speaker, we don't have a trillion dollar debt because we haven't taxed enough. we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much. that was ronald reagan in 198 # 2. president reagan led america out of recession. history has a way of repeating itself. somehow washington never gets the message. >> president obama said he would push for a bill that would actually -- what it would do is include a renewal of the unemployment extension of the bush tax cuts for middle class americans who make less than $250,000 a year. some of us will be watching the ball drop in times square. we may hear the gauntlet drop on capitol hill. live in the newsroom. back to you. >> thank you, derek. >> we are also counting down to 2013. hundreds of thousands of people will bring in the new year in times square. organizers have been planning all year for the ball drop. wendy gi jlet has a look at the preparations. >> more than 2,000 pounds of confetti are in place. >> that's fantastic. >> ready to be thrown out by hand from buildings and times square at midnig
CSPAN
Dec 9, 2012 5:15pm EST
wouldn't need it. >> mr. gilder, can mitt romney used the phrase politically supply-side economics quiets >> i think he could. in all, he's surviving the vatican inspiration and that book fair was quoted more -- made me president reagan's most quoted living author. he quoted that book regularly throughout his administration. reagan didn't ounce the budget. actually during the reagan administration, there is a dollars increase in government debt overall. he was winning the cold war. but the private sector increased its assets by some $17 trillion under carter we had pretty much a balance budget and a balanced trade. but the people, the private economy was all in the rad. but really not hers is not just the account. that is bad and ultimately too much to his unfortunate. but what not hers is not so much the liabilities of the economy. it's the assets. under reagan's supply-side movement, the private assets of the american economy boomed. so the liabilities became less significant. our economy thrives throughout this period. >> george gilder, a lot of fellow travelers turn the supply-
CNN
Dec 9, 2012 10:00am PST
our tax system, social security. james baker was ronald reagan's most important lieutenant, so who better to tell us how to get a deal done in washington today. i spoke to him at the baker center at rice university indown. >> mr. secretary, pleasure to have you on. >> thank you so much, pleasure to be with you. >> so you have been chief of staff, secretary of treasury, you know this moment, the president is negotiating with congress over a budget. what would you do if you were to put yourself in the place that tim geithner is or john gaboehn is, how would you play this? >> i think it's very important that the top levels of both parties are involved in the negotiation and that they get together as soon as possible. because what we really need is a grand bargain to deal with the terrible state of our economy, we're fiscally bankrupt, we didn't have the dollar, we might be greece, we have got to deal with our debt bomb, we have got to face the fiscal cliff that's coming in a couple of weeks. >> so you know what both sides are saying? the president is saying there's no way to make the
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
possibility. the speaker pro tempore: the chair recognizes the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, for five minutes. mr. poe: mr. speaker, we don't have a trillion dollar debt because we have not taxed enough. we have a trillion dollar debt because we spend too much. that was reagan in 1982. he led america out of a recession but history has a way of repeating itself. somehow washington never gets the message. and here we are 30 years later on the brink of another crisis on new year's eve still addicted to spending money. now, we are over $16 trillion in debt. president reagan's words and principles remain true today, and they were true when he said them. the problem is spending money. mr. speaker, the american people know this. why doesn't the federal government and congress understand it? why? because washington is obsessed with spending someone else's money. it's the arrogance of power that congress spends the people's money without regard to how this obsession affects those very people. when american families are in debt, they sacrifice, they cut spending, whether that means taking
FOX News
Dec 31, 2012 3:00pm PST
programs like medicare. >> mr. president, i am willing to play along with my other republican colleagues the role of tip o'neil. you just need to play the role of ronald reagan. >> white house officials note the president tid offer dramatic cuts but it was speaker boehner who walked away from a $4 trillion deal. indeed, boehner may have trouble selling a time deal to conservatives after he repeatedly vowed tax hikes had to be coupled with spending cuts. >> washington has a spending problem that can't be fixed with tax increases alone. >> the other major hurdle is shutting off the sequester, especially after this vow in the final presidential debate. >> it will not happen. >> today, the republicans accused the president of moving the goalpost suggesting more tax increases needed to stop massive cuts aimed at the pentagon and elsewhere. >> the revenues have to be part of the equation in terping off the sequester. >> trouble on the left as well. senators grumbling the president gave away too much on the tax threshold of $450,000 or more. the white house is pushing back by saying that the pr
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 10:00am EST
downey. they were on the floor and calling it star wars. i went after them for about an hour. reagan wrote me a nice personal letter the next day. he was very committed to what he wanted -- mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. once he made up his mind he was very strong in his position but he was also very amenable to dealing with people where he could. he was not so hard knows that he -- hard-nosed that he was not willing to try to find a way to solve problems. he worked with tip o'neill, a very strong democrat, in order to solve the social security problem and i am not sure any other president would be able to achieve what he did. plus the economic growth with his tax cuts. we had 20 years of growth because of him. i think he had that real nice, soft personality, a very warm guy who knew what it was to be poor and to fight your way out of difficult things. but he was also a man who had convictions. he was willing to go to the mat if he had to. a good man. the best i knew. >> does the presidential nominating process bring candidate in to this system with conviction, with the kind of
CNN
Dec 27, 2012 8:00pm PST
attacks on the chark of former senator chuck hagel. mr. hagel is a man of unshakable character and integrity who has served his country in the most distinguished manner in peace and war." this is reagan's a second. that is a bipartisan group of highly respected people. why shouldn't those voices be as loud as special interests waging a campaign against chuck hagel? >> i don't think gay advocates, i don't think israel advocates are special interest. they are incredibly important base constituencies to the democrat party. they are also very significant in our society. they are people -- and let's also talk about this, with the gay comment he made. first of all, i think it shows a tremendous bias. i don't know what aggressively gay is, i can only describe it as aggressively stupid. i asked every gay friend of mine to be aggressively gay, and have still not been able to get an answer. and the next secretary of defense will have to implement the full integration of gays openly into the military. >> what's your list? not a single one of those folks, they have a vote. so the real issue is
MSNBC
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
does have a great sense of humor. >> yes, she does. i don't cross mrs. bush as a rule. i think it's best not to. but -- and then reagan and gorbachev at geneva in '85, which was the beginning of the end of the cold war. another critical moment, actually. that's reagan in '76 in kansas city coming out -- if you look closely at the picture, you can see the whole history of the republican party in the modern era. bob dole, gerald ford, nelson rockefeller, and reagan has just lost the nomination, ford has just given his acceptance speech, and then made a critical mistake. i admire president ford enormously. but he gave reagan the last word. he summoned reagan down in kansas city, and reagan got up and stole the show. >> thinking he was being gracious, though, president ford. >> he was being gracious. >> absolutely. >> and president reagan -- dpof nor reagan probably knew exactly what he was doing. but what i love about it is that's the moment where it's clear that the transfer of power from moderate republicans to conservative republicans was happening. and that's what's fun about polit
MSNBC
Dec 22, 2012 4:00am PST
chief washington correspondent john harwood. mr. harwood, hello to you. talking about speaker boehner and his control of the party. does he has have it? >> no. nobody does. in fact, have you a reagan biograph biographer, craig shirley, prominent conservative, who said at this moment the republican party is a collection of warring factions. i spoke last night with a republican member of the house caucus who was bitterly critical of his colleagues who says there are 50 members of our caucus that don't have the political sense that god gave a goose. this is why john boehner can't lead them, could not lead them to support the plan b which he proposed. it shielded republicans from the argument that john yarmouth and other democrats might make, they are protecting million areas, raise taxes on $1 million incomes, and couldn't even get that far which is why this morning the president has a stronger hand he had a week ago with republicans unable to even pass that fallback. >> can anybody -- let's say there is talk that john boehner is safe in his job. can anybody step in and carroll t
CSPAN
Dec 17, 2012 5:00pm EST
virginia. after his death was reported, senators harry reagan mitch mcconnell came to the floor to speak. here is a look. >> mr. president, i rise with ah very heavy heart. our friend, dan inouye just aon died. i have never kndeown anyone like dan inouye. no one has. the kindness that he has shown me for my time here in the senate is something that i will cherish always. a man who the has lived and rebd the senate. he was a patriot. a week ago, a week ago last o friday, we spent some time together in his office, just the two of us alone. we spent an hour together., you and we ended the meeting by saying that we both need to do this again. a well, i won't be able to do thaa again, and he won't be able toga do that again. a wonderful senator, a brave soldier. i gote star, purple heart, [inaudible] he was shot in the leg a couplen of times. w we will all miss him. tha that is a gross understatement. i wish i were capable of saying more.t that is all i can say. i talked to his wife, irene. we knew s for a few hours but ts wasn't working out well with senatore is inouye. the but he's ce
CSPAN
Dec 30, 2012 10:30am EST
named al gore and tom downey. i went after them for about an hour. reagan wrote me a nice personal letter the next day. he was very committed to what he wanted -- mr. gorbachev, tear down this wall. once he made up his mind he was very strong in his position but he was also very amenable to dealing with people where he could. he was not so hard knows that he was not willing to try to find a way to solve problems. he worked with tip o'neill, a very strong democrat, in order to solve the social security problem and i am not sure any other president would be able to achieve what he did. plus the economic growth with his tax cuts. i think he had that real nice, soft personality, a very warm guy who knew what it was to be poor and to fight your way out of difficult things. but he was also a man who had convictions. he was willing to go to the mat if he had to. a good man. the best i knew. >> does the presidential nominating process bring candidate in to this system with conviction, with the kind of skills you think it takes to be a successful president? >> i do not mean to disparage any
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